Ontario Trillium Foundation Supports Pathways to Possibilities 

March 27, 2018

Brantwood has launched a new program called Pathways to Possibilities that will provide enhanced transitional planning services for people with developmental disabilities and their families as the children transition to adult services.

Families with teenaged children who are transitioning to adults services are often overwhelmed  with daily life and become even more strained through the transitional stage as they are not familiar with support options available and they may wait years for services.

The goal of the Pathways to Possibilities program is to help build smoother transition plans and capacity within families. Brantwood has hired a transitional planner who will assist families with short and long term planning goals, connect families to respite services and provide enhance person directed planning to help them manage this transition. Each of the 13 families participating in the pilot study will have a customized plan that identifies goals for employment, housing, recreation and health and wellness. It is anticipated that  this system of skill development, support network building, one to one coaching and person centred planning will decrease stress and isolation and improve resilience and decision making in crisis situations. Brantwood believes that early intervention, enhanced discovery techniques and family inclusive planning increases the independence and well-being of people supported as well as improving the skills of the person and their families.

The program is for people with disabilities and referrals to the program can be made by any individual with a disability or their family or caregiver. Find out more information by email to: Sherri Lojzer slojzer@brantwood.ca or call 519-753-2658 X123

 Pathways to Possibilities is supported through a generous Seed Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.